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  1. Microneedling & Dan's Regimen?

    1) Typically they don't want anything on before a procedure. or at the very least they make you wash it off. If your a girl you can do eye makeup of course. Sure that is fine 2) Do not put BP on 24 hrs after the treatment, specifically on the areas they treated, every else you can put it on. If on the areas they treated you break out, you may spot treat just the zit. After 24 hrs sure you can BP but do not use scrubs or acids for at least 3- 7 days, until the areas is healed. 3) Nope,... microneedle is pretty easy, just hideout afterwards, sunscreen the days following, if you need a motrin or antihistamine go for it. Do not wash your face after they treat for at least 3 hrs.
  2. Just+had+subcision+-+documenting+w/+photos!

    @Albaneso http://www.acne.org/messageboard/topic/359068-the-derminator-thread/
  3. How to get rid of this dark spot?

    Please checkout treatments to this commonly asked question thanks :-) http://www.acne.org/messageboard/topic/365640-qa-faq-post-inflammatory-erythema-pie-post-inflammatory-hyperpigmentation-pih- hypopigmentation-read-before-posting/
  4. Scarring Effects of Cyst?

    I will move this to Hyper-pigmentation because that is what this really is not scarring. I think this is PIH if you press on them and they do not go away. As such your pigment is scarring after cysts and you are prone to do so. If you ask why it could be diet, genetics, stress, environment, sleep, health, or medications. Some darker skinned individuals and extremely light skinned people also deal with this. Are you trying retin a cream which is vitamin A or a skin bleaching cream like hydroquinone. Some use vascular laser for veins and pigment for these marks. See a different derm if you wish.
  5. Scars in my ear from acne

    Please Goto a dermatologist, These are directly in the ear cartilage. I am afraid to tell you anything like TCA Cross as this will not respond like skin. If it is not bugging you treating this area is difficult being your ear canal is there, cartilage, lots of oil glands, few blood vessels. Post these pictures on http://realself.com and ask the doctors there is you wish also for what to do. This is unusual and a difficult area to treat. Let us know what they say, it could be helpful to others.
  6. So that's Vitamin A and BP Cream for acne. This will do very little for scars. Stop if you want. This is used as upkeep (skin turnover) not for scars. For scars we use things like http://derminator.com and TCA Spot peels. Post about your scars if you wish or read the fq in my below signature for lots of info.
  7. How much does subcision cost?

    @QuanHenry So that is a good enough deal for NYC, hes including the filler, not charging hundreds extra per syringe or $1000+ for sculptra. It's include. Make sre he does Nokor needles! Photos are easy to take, like those ghost movies, you use a flashlight to create shadows of the scars ;-P Down time depends on your healing, you know you better than me. I'd say swelling possibly and the worst for a few days after. Then it's just the tiny spots healing up. You can take Motrin / Antihistamines. Ice the cheeks. If you are doing filler take Vitamin K & C, Arnica Montana for bruises. You have dermablend. So you could theoretically do it Friday and Goto work Monday.
  8. What to do for scarring?

    This is atrophic scarring that is tethered. Your Juvederm did nothing can be setting expectations too high, and the biggest reason I have seen is they inject Juvderm, do not subcise with a nokor needle thus releasing the skin and makings pocket for the filler to stay under the scar. The filler spreads out without subcision or does nothing if it stays tethered. Laser does nothing for Atrophic scars are they are already fat deficient. You might need sculptra throughout the area, Nokor subcision and HA on top in the pocket made. If you can use your fingers to spread out the scars and they look somewhat better subcision will help. For the texture irregularity once it is raised you can do spot tca peels and microneedle by alternating monthly http://derminator.com most of us use. To learn more about subcision goto the faq below in my signature and checkout that section nd the tca section.
  9. I have a few names in Europe. I believe the Doctor in Denmark does it, Please goto my FAQ below in the signature at the bottom of it are doctors.
  10. How to treat these scars? Pictures

    I offered you two solutions. Tretinoin / Retin A/ Isotex/ Retinoid (just different names for the same thing) to offer you higher cell turn over as the body heals itself. Many use that cream nightly to have the skin make new layers. Laser (Vbeam Quadrostar pro, excel) and IPL are ideal for cases like this, but it sounds like you don't want to go in that direction for you pigment issue. If you press on them and they turn white it's PIE, and PIH if they stay. We have all sorts of treatments here if you do not like the two that I gave and want to try something else first. http://www.acne.org/messageboard/topic/365640-qa-faq-post-inflammatory-erythema-pie-post-inflammatory-hyperpigmentation-pih- hypopigmentation-read-before-posting/
  11. is there anything that helps with skin texture?

    You have bumps. The treatment they normally use for this is laser. I would do spot tca peels on them and http://www.derminator.com microneedle them. Are you sure they are not inflamed with pus or any material? Texture is helped with TCA spot peels over the areas. Texture is helped by TCA peels and or retin A cream if you are off of Accutane, you can get it at a derm or online. It's also called tretinorin and isotex. Checkout the tca section of my below faq in the signature and microneedling section.
  12. these scars ruined my life, hands down *pics*

    Hello, Your scars aren't severe. I help people all the time with treatment. There is hope. They are more surface oriented. They are surface box cars and rolling scars. You would do well with http://derminator.com many of us use it here. It's the cost of one derm treatment, that you can do at any time. You do that once a month and alternate with TCA Acid spot peels the next month to turn over and help that surface texture become more even. You also need subcision using a Nokor needle and I would not do filler here, the scars are too much on the surface. I would instead use a acupuncture vacuum pump daily after your subcisions. You will need 3 or 4 of them. Please look at my FAQ in the below signature on sections microneedling, tca peels, and subcision to learn more. Regarding what you said above, I think your hurting inside and would do well to get some help. It is not normal to suffer by yourself like this and can do damage. Please checkout this link for a different outlook if you want it. http://www.acne.org/messageboard/topic/367479-your-being-lied-to-by-perfect-skin-photoshopped-youtube-celebrities/
  13. Horrible Scarring. What Are my Options?

    I would do the derminator and acid peels, The derminator you can do on a Friday and be back to work on Monday. 1.5mm once a month treatment. Acid peels (like TCA) take a bit more time maybe a day or two more. Some people have taken 2 sick days and the weekend and been ok. Just makes you a bit red. Some do it on vacations. With summer coming up TCA peels are harder to do with the harsh sun. Subcision and Derminator have less down time than say a acid peel, but they also don't work on the surface texture issues they work deep down on the scars. It takes both to fully work. Do whatever you have the time and ability to do. Get some retin A cream online or from a dermatologist, that has no down time and helps a "bit." You put it on at night.
  14. Tca cross + microneedling at the same time

    Sure you can microneedle more often with short needles, that will do very little for scars I think 1mm to 1.5mm starts to treat scars, .5mm etc is for product absorption, the suction things is only for subcision not microneedling.
  15. What about my Scars

    The walls are not defined of your acne pits thus they are box cars Do whatever you can afford, Microneedling is not that expensive with scar treatments... if you buy the machine http://derminator.com one treatment at a DR is that price, you can do as many as you need at home. If the red does not go away with the retin a / tretinoin / isotex/ retinoid (called different things ) after a few months you will need skin bleaching cream hydroquinone.
  16. Horrible Scarring. What Are my Options?

    Hey there you have rolling and box car scars This will take treatment over 2 or 3 years, scars are never one and done. I don't know if you'll get 60 percent you must gauge that off your single subcision. But you will get improvement. You need at lease 4 subcisions with filler under the subcised scars. I would buy a http://derminator.com, many of us use them here. Microneedle once a month and alternate with TCA peels.This will go on for 2 years with upkeep and life, etc... Only do microneedling or tca peels once you've completely healed. Do subcisions somewhere during that time. I see fat deficiency in the cheeks, you could also get sculptra throughout if that bugs you (optional), the HA filler would be on top under the scars in the subcised pockets. After many of these procedures you could also do fractional laser (optional), but I would not start with this,, doctors push it, it can be a gamble of side effects and fat loss. To learn more about subcision, microneedling, and tca peels please checkout the faq in my signature below.
  17. Infini Rf or Laser for large forehead scar?

    I would not do Infini here. What will it do that the microneedle did not do, just some energy in a fat deficient spot. This is a strong muscle "procerus". You need Nokor Subcision with Botox and a filler. Most doctors would say Subcision was bad if given a choice (no $$$$), they might be scared about the artery here. The muscle is moving and getting rid of the filler. If you don't like Resty then ask for a longer lasting filler, that is the least and cheapest. If they did not make a pocket with subcision then the filler will disperse and the muscle will move. It will take 3 times of doing subcision and filler. This is a atrophic tethered scar. TCA peels if strong enough would do the same thing as laser just make it wider. You do laser and infini at the end, not to fix a atrophic pitted scar they are pushing this because of $$$.
  18. I NEED HELP!

    Thank you for sharing your pics, I see some atrophic box cars and some rolling scar. The temples are the worst. Your biggest improvement will come from Subcision with a Nokor needle and HA filler from a Dr or Med Spa. You will need 3 of these. At home you can microneedle aka http://derminator.com which most of us use here, they also have manual ones in the store. Use pure HA serum before and after your monthly needling. You will heal slower while on Accutane, so please see how you heal the first time you may need 1.5 months in between. If you are on Accutane, you must wait for the acid peels till your done. You can do the subcision and microneedling now. I would alternate that monthly with TCA peels spot treating the areas of concern after your Accutane for a year. See the faq below in my signature, goto the subcision section, tca peels section, and microneedling.
  19. @Noa27 First page, very first chunk of text, last line in red ;-P
  20. hyper pigmentation- help/advice

    Are these still active, if so get the acne under control. For the reds or the PIE post acne, this is a common question they will heal after a long time or you can try many of the treatments we gathered here. http://www.acne.org/messageboard/topic/365640-qa-faq-post-inflammatory-erythema-pie-post-inflammatory-hyperpigmentation-pih- hypopigmentation-read-before-posting/
  21. On the back it will not fade as quickly, less veins. Use skin bleaching cream hydroquinone. You can also get IPL or Vbeam for brown spots. Some have tried other methods listed in our PIH section of the FAQ check it out. http://www.acne.org/messageboard/topic/365640-qa-faq-post-inflammatory-erythema-pie-post-inflammatory-hyperpigmentation-pih- hypopigmentation-read-before-posting/
  22. What about my Scars

    The major issue I see here is hyperpigmentation aka PIE, the after effects of acne. To even out the redness would majorly help in your case. Vascular laser aka V-beam / Quadrostar Pro would help with the pigment issues, it does nothing for the "scars." Uniform color would help alot. You can checkout more of those treatments in the faq below "skin" section and find PIE. You have box car scars / a few shallow rolling scars, the walls of the scars are not defined. I would spot treat on the cheeks since that is what I see TCA peels and alternate with microneedling aka http://derminator.com which many of us use. You would do this for a year and once a month each. This would help with the texture of the scars. Finally Retin A cream / tretinoin / isotex / retinoid would help with cell turn over if used on a regular basis, it's vitamin A.
  23. @QuanHenry I am very glad Quan to have you here, please update us on any tricks you learn and your progress. I think you can get some real changes with sub filler and tca. You reminded me of the case study on page 2 or 3 and many found improvement (the pics ;-) @dazzed I won't help anyone get 80-100% TCA for ethical reasons / liability as 1) they can get hurt (I have seen it far to many times), 2) they think more is better and that is not the case with TCA. When doctors put someone on 100% TCA they must be very white, do well with strong peels, often are put under like Phenol, and have a emergency back up plan. They often are very light skinned. Amazon / ebay sells a industrial chemical (Who knows whats in it - cheap tca is used on motor parts)... At this percentage people have burned their face off with. It's cheap too and real TCA is very expensive at high percentages. We have one dude at page 1 of this post who burnt his face quite badly. For TCA Cross Amazon and ebay have this percentage with a buyer beware, do at your own risk. No one should be going over 50% Cross at home. ** I must remind everyone to read my warnings above on page 1 (how to do TCA), please dilute and spot test (less is more)!
  24. Wanted to share... While this isn't acne related I think it's a important reminder. Many times posters compare themselves to those with "perfect skin." Society sells us the fact we must be Photoshop perfect. Watch this video and see how extra coats of makeup and a filter make you faux flawless. There is nothing wrong with males and females wearing makeup to cover imperfections and gain some self confidence and be able to live their lives. Often times as Acne scar suffers we are very hard on ourselves comparing to others with a form of BDD / acne dysmorphia we expect nothing less than perfection. This is where therapy helps weather face to face (cheaper at colleges even if you do not goto one, or talkspace a smartphone app where you can talk to a therapist even without leaving your house). No one is flawless! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1lovMzixm0 These are the ideals people hold themselves to, be inspired just as you are. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWTRwj9t-vU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXlIAS-rI4E https://youtu.be/QbxinUJcLGg
  25. Wanted to share... While this isn't hyperpigmentation related I think it's a important reminder. Many times posters compare themselves to those with "perfect skin." Society sells us the fact we must be Photoshop perfect. Watch this video and see how extra coats of makeup and a filter make you faux flawless. There is nothing wrong with males and females wearing makeup to cover imperfections and gain some self confidence and be able to live their lives. Often times as Acne scar suffers we are very hard on ourselves comparing to others with a form of BDD / acne dysmorphia we expect nothing less than perfection. This is where therapy helps weather face to face (cheaper at colleges even if you do not goto one, or talkspace a smartphone app where you can talk to a therapist even without leaving your house). No one is flawless! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1lovMzixm0 These are the ideals people hold themselves to, be inspired just as you are. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWTRwj9t-vU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXlIAS-rI4E https://youtu.be/QbxinUJcLGg